Sunday, May 3, 2009

Moving Right Along....

I promised a few pictures from my new studio....

OK "studio" is a very ambitious word, but I sure like the sound of it, much more so than "work room" which is what I suppose my space really is. Just humor me, if you don't mind too much...My studio is turning out quite nicely, I do believe...

I have a love of all sorts of old "stuff ". If you ask Mr. Sunshine, he would not call it stuff, but as this is a g-rated blog, I won't go there. I'm known to bring home all sorts of misfit bits and pieces, parts of things, somehow separated from their original homes....shutters, dresser drawers, things that even I have no clue as to what their original purpose was. Often I never figure out what the heck to do with these "treasures" (every time I use quotation marks , that's an example of a term that my very patient husband would describe very differently...let's just say one woman's treasure is another man's junk...) and eventually I pass them on, hoping that a kindred soul will find them and help them find a new purpose. I know I'm not the only one of my kind....I suspect some of you might also be secret "stuff" collectors as well...

One of my favorite finds has found a home in my studio.

This is an old cash register drawer, turned upside down and obviously hung on the wall.


Perfect little compartments for all sorts of vintage bits and pieces...


...one of my favorite dollies (made by my friend Chrisi at Sugar and Spice ) and illustrations from vintage Dick and Jane type books (purchased from Chloe Rose Designs )....


I like these old watercolor trays...don't ask me why because I'd say "I just do"...such a bad answer, but some things just are what they are....



The trays that at one point held tens and twenties now serve as storage for my growing collection of vintage children's playing cards (my friend Kath often has these in her shop: I NEED that )....






... close up of my Fisher Price Learn to Tell Time Clock...as a little girl, I played with this til I broke it, but it still looks great! I love the graphics and the colors... fond memories attached to this old toy...
Run Forrest colored Bunnies, Run!!
Another post Easter clearance steal...not sure what I will do with these guys. Remember what I said about the watercolor trays? Ditto....
And I did manage to get a few of those smile inducing plates hung up...this is only about half of them...guess my eyes were bigger than my wall space....


Another found treasure that never had a purpose....
I *think* I got this sweet pale pink glass bowl from my step Mother. I have held onto it through many a purge (remember, I move, on average, every two years... we purge allot!) just because (I seem to do allot of that, don't I?). It's so pretty (the photo does not do it justice) and now it has a purpose- to hold the "thank you" tags I include with every order. It's nice to have them in an easily accessible spot...

And since the theme of this post is turning out to "just because", I'll include a pic that I have no dialogue for, just thought the ribbons were pretty, all lined up like that...and hey, any pic with a touch of Disney is OK by me....

Hope you enjoyed my little photo tour....I am hoping to have some new tags to share with you later this week (and if we're very lucky, maybe even some "welcome home" pics of Mr. Sunshine- how's that for dropping a bomb and running?)....

Until Next Time....

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Love your space Steph!

Cottage In The Sun said...

Wow! You are so organized - what a fabulous space!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Steph, thanks for sharing your studio with us! What a great place to create!

BTW-I think that I played with the same toy clock when I was little.Shhh...don't tell anyone!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Steph, I love,love,love (read: want,want,want) everything about your new studio! Everything is so charming and pretty - I have studio envy!

Anne said...

Hi, Steph! Looks like you've been busy creating a lovely inspiring space! Woooo-hoooo! Thanks for a peek into your studio! :-)

Whimsical Creations said...

What a lovely organized space!! So pretty!